Zend Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)

The third edition of the popular Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide, edited and produced by php[architect], provides the most comprehensive and thorough preparation tool for developers who wish to take the exam. Zend Certification is an industry-recognized benchmark used to validate PHP expertise while indicating a developer’s commitment to mastering the craft and being a professional programmer.

This edition adds three new chapters and over 80 pages of new content, and covers new features added in PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6, including namespaces, traits, variadics, generators, closures, and callbacks.

The book provides a discussion of modern best practices and provides complete coverage of every topic that is part of the exam including:

  • PHP Basics
  • Functions
  • Arrays
  • Strings and Patterns (including regular expressions)
  • Web Features
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Object-oriented Design
  • SQL & Database Programming
  • XML and Web Services
  • Security
  • Streams and Network Programming

Revised by PHP professional and Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer Davey Shafik, this edition is sure to be both a useful study guide and a go-to reference for PHP programmers everywhere.